USAID improving water supplies, facilitating education in Pakistan

KARACHI: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) broke ground at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) of a new USAID-funded building that will house the U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water, according to press statement. The Center for Advanced Studies in Water was recently established by USAID, MUET and the University of Utah. “This project is ... Read More »

ECP gives clean-chit to farmers’ relief package ahead of LG polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given a clean-chit to the premier’s relief package for farmers despite objections raised by a section of society on the agricultural development package in the wake of Local Government Elections. In a statement issued here on Sept 16, 2015 , the electoral body said the relief package was for the whole country ... Read More »

Rangers, police kill eight ‘terrorists’ in Karachi operation

KARACHI: The Sindh Rangers and police conducted operations in different parts of the city, killing at east eight terrorists. According to spokesman for the Sindh Rangers, three suspects involved in the killing of Rangers official, sectarian violence and bomb attacks were killed in New Karachi and Qasba Colony areas of the city. Three alleged terrorists involved in Lyari gang-war were ... Read More »

Bilawal announces multi-billion package for Karachi

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced Rs 150 billion development package for Karachi, District of Sindh, Pakistan. According to details,while addressing to press conference PPP Provincial Minister for Local bodies Nasir Hussain Shah told “The package will be including 181 development schemes for the megapolis, while monitoring teams comprising of representatives from political parties, civil society ... Read More »

PM inaugurates Karakoram Highway up-gradation at Attabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels, which have been constructed by China over the Attabad Lake in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Hunza valley today. It has been rebuilt to restore the part of the road that had submerged causing the creation of a lake known as Attabad Lake due to landsliding in January 2010. The seven-kilometer long five tunnels are ... Read More »

U.S. Commander in Afghanistan meets Gen. Raheel Sharif

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif

RAWALPINDI: American military commander  in Afghanistan Gen John F Campbell discussed bilateral and trilateral cooperation with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif . Commander Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces Afghanistan, General John F. Campbell’s visit is seen as an attempt to increase cooperation in operation against terrorists along Pak=Afghan border areas. The two sides also discussed |matters ... Read More »

Ishaq Dar: Govt committed to resolve all problems of traders

LAHORE– Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar has said that the government is committed to resolve genuine problems of traders and business community. Talking to a delegation of traders and business community in Lahore on Sunday, he said the government would offer a package of incentives to exporters aimed at accelerating the economic growth and rapid industrialization. He said Prime Minister Muhammad ... Read More »

Michael: Exports from Gawadar Port starts

QUETTA: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping, Kamran Michael has said that after a period of seven years, exports from Gwadar Deep Sea Port has started, adding that the government would provide all available facilities to local exporters. Talking to media persons, here on Friday, he said: “Gwadar Port has become a sign of development of Pakistan. By starting export ... Read More »

PM Nawaz Sharif chairing a meeting National Action Plan (NAP)

ISLAMABAD  – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his serious concerns failure on implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) and noted that “many facets of the NAP are not being followed by provincial governments. While heading a session of high level apex committee the prime minister said provincial governments were following several provisions of the NAP accordingly however attention should be paid ... Read More »

Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali takes oath as new Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Pakistan upon retirement of outgoing former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan Jawad S. Khawaja. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath in a ceremony at the President House and ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his Cabinet ministers, Chairman Joint Chief of ... Read More »

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